Ann Maher Aug. 2, 2013, 12:47pm

ST. LOUIS - Shareholders of the St. Louis-based law firm Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard voted on July 26 to re-elect John Sandberg as the firm’s managing partner for his second consecutive term. His new term will officially begin Nov. 1.

Under Sandberg’s pro-growth, pro-expansion leadership, since taking office in November 2010 the firm has expanded its downtown St. Louis headquarters to include four floors at 600 Washington Avenue, added 36 new attorneys—now totaling 96—and aggressively expanded its operation throughout the Midwest region to include new offices in Alton and O’Fallon and Overland Park, Kan. The firm has operated offices in Carbondale and Edwardsville for 10 and five years, respectively, according to a press release issued by the firm.

Sandberg and five other attorneys, including Keith Phoenix and Peter von Gontard, all still with the firm, started the practice in 1979. Their four main practice areas are: business, business litigation, products liability and health law.

“Growth is a function of our results and how we serve our clients,” Sandberg stated in the release. “We have talented lawyers, paralegals, and staff who know how to work together to deliver to our clients.”

“Our revenue growth and gross profit growth are right at 50% over the last 3 years. Our profits per partner are up over 25%.”

Celebrating its 34th anniversary in August, plans are in the works for future expansion into other regions of Illinois and Missouri, according to Sandberg.

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